You could make a BC that adds all 60 markets , but that could take a while. Could you just make a template and then import session data and just select "memory locations" ?? This would be faster. Otherwise use the * key to get the cursor to the clock, then enter the minute.
Jamey Z Slate Media Technology Jamey@stevenslate.com
I could do that but my problem still won't be fixed. the reason for changing all 65 existing markers from bar/beat time to absolute time is long winded but here goes: most of the PT sessions I'am working in are a couple hours long and have 50 to 60 markers for cues. the reason that all the cues end up as bar/beat instead of absolute(which is how they started out when we put them in the session) is because we always add markers to the session randomly as changes come in from clients. That changes the number order of the markers i.e. when you put markers in the beginning or middle of the session AFTER you have already put in say 50 or so markers, the NEW markers number will be far off from its actual placement. for instance, you have 50 markers and you go to the beginning of the session and add a marker between markers 8 and 9, the marker number order now reads 8, 51, 9. so the only way I know of to renumber the markers is export a midi file from the session, delete the markers in the session and import the midi file you just exported which brings all of the markers back in and renumbers them by order of appearance. The only problem with this trick is it imports them in bar/beat time as opposed to absolute and the problem with that is when you create any tempo/time signature changes in any sessions using bar/beat time referenced markers, the markers move according to the tempo changes. that is why I am hoping to figure out a BC to change all markers from bar/beat to absolute.
Holy cow! That is pretty nuts.. Not the easiest BC ever.. Couple things. I had to make some users clicks to right click the marker window. I made up to marker 5, so you will have to make your own right clicks for markers 6-60. Or you can just duplicate the clicks and add 17 pixels on the Y axis for each sequential marker. Also, before each marker I added a key command to go to the marker location.
I suppose it would be easier to just add a "click marker 1" to move to the marker location, then, "right click marker 1" to open the Marker window.
Lastly, it seems to get rid of the name when i switch to absolute, so I added a copy name before changing to absolute, then it paste the name back in..
I was able to get a BC that works. I had to record some mouse clicks with the record feature. So if you want to run the BC I made, you will have to drag these clicks into your user folder. MARKER CLICKS.zip (1.32 KB)
/Users/name/Library/Application Support/Slate Media Technology/Batch Commander/Python/ProTools/Single/PT11